Book of Mormon Archaeology – Mormon Quotes

Dialogue, A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol. 01, Number 1, Spring, 1966, pgs. 148-149;

“Where is Mormon thought on archaeology going?  After this rather discouraging display of the lack of progress on the topic is anything happening that is more dynamic and promising?  Yes, some things.  Increasingly young Latter-day Saints are feeling that it is desirable and respectable to become professionally prepared as archaeologists, at least for the New World, which means they must qualify as anthropologists….As long as Mormons are willing to be fooled by (and pay for) the uninformed, uncritical dribble about archaeology and the scriptures which predominates, the few LDS experts are reluctant even to be identified with the topic…Unfortunately, the Fifteenth Annual Symposium volume displays few encouraging signs.  It is relatively harmless, mildly diverting in spots, and no doubt gives comfort to some of its audience, but it is not important.” – John L. Sorensen

1 Timothy 4:1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.

Wow!  Why would you as a Mormon believe the stories about the Book of Mormon when the Mormon experts don’t even believe it?

Book of Mormon Archaeology

Dialogue, op. cit. Summer 1969, pp. 77-78; “The first myth we need to eliminate is that the Book of Mormon archaeology exists…If one is to study the Book of Mormon archaeology, then one must have a corpus of data with which to deal with. We do not…no Book of Mormon location is known with reference to modern topography. Biblical archaeology can be studied because we do know where Jerusalem and Jericho were and are, but we do not know where Zarahemla and Bountiful (nor any location for that matter) were and are…a concentration on geography would be the first order of business, but we have already seen that twenty years of such an approach has left us empty handed.” – Mormon Archaeologist Professor Dee. F. Green.

Titus 3:8-9This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men. 9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

I like to share this info with the missionaries when they come to my door and tell me there is ample evidence proving the Book of Mormon people existed.  Sadly, if the Book of Mormon is false then so is the rest of their “religion”.

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